World News & Stories

What is the cycle of poverty?
The cycle of poverty is about more than a simple lack of resources. It’s a complex issue that requires digging a little deeper for sustainable solutions. Read more... 

From the Field A mother's strength and hope
Olivia wants the best for her two children, Julio and Tito. Julio wants to be a teacher one day and it is Olivia’s dream to see her son achieve his goal.

From the Field The 14-year-old charcoal maker
Robert’s favourite video game is League of Legends. Like most 14-year-old boys, he could spend countless hours playing it. But there’s one big thing that sets Robert apart from other boys his age — he makes charcoal for a living. 
 

Four things I learned from spending Christmas far from “home”
A sandy Christmas can look pretty different from a white Christmas. But the spirit of giving and spending time with family is the same wherever you are.

Arnoldo Teaches Child Rights
When parents become aware of their children’s rights, it gives kids a better sense of dignity and often motivates them in their studies. Photo: World Vision Arnoldo always had a passion for people. When World Vision first partnered with his... 

Educating Young Entrepreneurs
Students at World Vision's vocational training school learn how to become independent with hands-on education. One student learns to cut and style hair. Photo: Eugene Lee/World Vision The building functions as a community center near...

Korey meets Herberth: A Sponsor Visit Story
Korey with his soccer buddies, Herberth, Jose and their mother. Some World Vision staff joined them for a photo! I have been blessed with the opportunity to visit four of the five children I sponsor through World Vision. My command of the... 

Support at Home, Support at School
Six-year-old Kiria, like most children her age, loves to play more than anything else. This year, Kiria was enrolled in school for the first time. The transition was an overwhelming...

Chores or Classes?
A common problem in Niger is the lack of accessible, clean water. This issue can affect many things, including going to school. Because they’re responsible for helping with chores around the house, lack of water resources are especially hard on... 

Clean Water Aids Education
Education is a tool that has the power to equip a person for life. Whether formal education or workshops for everyday living, World Vision prioritizes learning of every kind. Sadly, not every child has the opportunity to go to...

The Principal of the Matter
In August 2015, Robert Edwards traveled with World Vision to Honduras as a Child Sponsorship Ambassador. During the trip, he had the chance to visit a local school and witness how passionate staff are changing the lives of students.  Smiling... 

Reading Empowers Girls
Saverine, a sponsored child, struggled often while reading in school. So, she joined a Reading Club to improve her literacy skills. Saverine reading from a textbook at home. Photo: Didier Nagifi/World Vision World Vision has trained... 

Sponsor Journals: A Heart for Cambodia
Jennie Paasche has been a World Vision sponsor for more than a decade. She has travelled to Cambodia twice to visit both of her sponsored children, Phearun and Sokleng. This is her story. I am very proud to be a sponsor. I got involved... 

A New Narrative for Fonseca
The town of Fonseca has been affected by conflict and poor educational facilities for years. Now, hope is reborn, and with the help of World Vision, locals write a new story for the children of this region. A new story is written for...

Next Level in Special Education
Maria helps Dalia with her homework every day. She even learned sign language to better communicate with her daughter. Photo: Jose Luis Roca/World Vision Delia, 13, wants to go far in life, and dreams about traveling when she grows up.... 

Living with Uncertainty
Mahi, a 6-year-old girl, lives with her parents, Masud and Banu, in a nearby village. Little Mahi, 6, is recognized for her big smile. Photo: Juliet Mondol/World Vision Sadly, helplessness is a familiar feeling for Mahi’s parents. “I eat...

Parental Leave and its Affect on Kids
Ruyan stayed back when their parents moved to the city when she was just seven months old. Now eight years old, she is supported through child sponsorship in her community in China. Photo: Michelle Siu/World Vision   When it comes to her days at...

New Home, New Hope
With the help of World Vision’s Service-in-Kind program, community members in Aline’s area were sent to improve her shelter for her and family. Photo: Javan Niyakire/World Vision Aline, a 12-year-old girl who suffered from pneumonia, now...

Sponsor Visit Story: Jenny Meets Paul!
Meeting your sponsored child is an incredibly memorable experience. Jennifer Carter, a sponsor for seven years, traveled to Uganda to meet her sponsored child, Paul. Here is Jennifer’s story: Jennifer (Jenny) got the trip of a lifetime when...

Jenny Fights for Child Rights
When she was just 10 years old, Jenny noticed her friends were being treated unjustly. She didn’t understand why kids in the neighbourhood were severely punished by their parents. Witnessing deprived education, withholding food and aggressive lashes...

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